Rose and pistachio layer cake

Perfect for Mother's Day, birthdays, or special afternoon teas.
Rose & pistachio layer cake on a white cake stand.John Paul Urizar

It’s a cake lover’s dream! Adorned with crunchy pistachios and fresh raspberries, and finished with light whipped cream and sweet honey, this rose and pistachio layer cake is perfect for any celebration.

A tip from our Test Kitchen: The cake is best decorated on the day of serving. For a final flourish we adorned the cake with dried rose petals.

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1.Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan. Grease and line 2 x 20cm round cake pans
2.Combine all the cake ingredients in the bowl of a large electric mixer and beat on low speed until ingredients are combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then increase the speed to medium; beat for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and paler in colour. Spoon the mixture in even quantities into the prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer that comes out clean.
3.Cool the cakes in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
4.To make the filling, whip the cream and honey until firm peaks form. Reserve ¼ of the cream in a separate bowl. Using your hands, tear the raspberries in half and lightly fold through the remaining ¾ of the whipped cream mixture.
5.Split the cakes in half. Place one layer on a serving plate. Spread with one-third of the raspberry whipped cream mixture; sprinkle with one-third of the pistachios. Repeat twice, ending with a cake layer.
6.Decorate the top of the cake with the reserved whipped cream mixture, remaining raspberries and pistachios. Drizzle with the extra honey just before serving. Decorate top with dried rose petals.

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